In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte shines a spotlight on migrant farm workers.
This exhibit features work from photojournalist David Bacon, who’s powerful photographs are displayed alongside moving oral narratives from migrant farm workers.
In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte will be on display in the Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel at History Park from October 26, 2017 to June 3, 2018; open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00a – 4:30p.
Traveling with migrant workers as the fruit and harvest season moves from the Mexican border to Washington state, In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte sheds light on some basic questions:
- How much do we know about the lives of the people who feed us?
- Where do they live?
- How does it feel to do some of the hardest repetitive labor imaginable?
- And, what answers do farm workers themselves have to end their poverty and endless migration?
Photograph by David Bacon: Manuel Garcia, a farm worker from Esteli, Nicaragua, shows the the juice from trimming tobacco plants on his hands and arms. Manuel García, un trabajador agrícola de Estelí, Nicaragua, muestra sus manos y brazos manchadas de jugo por recortar las plantas de tabaco.